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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Inspiration at Murray Park tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM

On Christmas Day 2008, Ben Davis of Mayflower weighed 358 pounds when he made a promise to his grandmother that he would get healthy. As seen in the so-gatdamn-inspiring-it-hurts video above, Davis started running. Eventually, he became a marathoner and ironman athlete, losing over 120 pounds.

Tonight at 6 p.m. beginning at Little Rock's Murray Park (at the volleyball pits near the pavilions), Davis brings his nationwide, 31-city "Do Life 5K Tour" back home. He's looking for runners, walkers and joggers to pound the pavement with him for a 5K run. The tour kicked off in Boston on June 18, and the Do Life Facebook page trumpets that those who have ran with him so far report they've lost a combined total of over 15,000 pounds.

If you're looking for motivation to get moving, or want to share your own story of fitness with others, this is probably a good place to be tonight. Get your running shoes on.

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